All the latest news from the world of sailing and stories from experienced sailors.
Clive Loughlin invites you to look over his shoulder as he plans a 7-day cruise to the Channel Islands.
Quick Guide for Sailors. We all love a good dose of Vitamin D, but with extra exposure from water reflection it’s especially important to make sure we protect ourselves from the sun whilst sailing. Wind chill and sea spray make it easy to underestimate how much exposure you’re actually getting. This is especially true when… Read more
Whether it is a welcome beacon of light after a difficult voyage or a much-loved landmark every sailor has their favourite lighthouse. They are essential to our safe passage and although few around the world are manned, they still give the impression that someone is there, looking out you. Below is a pick of lighthouses… Read more
See the Solent in a different light It may come as a surprise to you, but this time of year is our favourite for sailing courses and many of our instructors prefer it. So, we’ve listed a few of the reasons why we believe Autumn sailing can be much better than in the Summer:… Read more
COWES, England – August 6, 2019 – Dylan Fletcher’s Great Britain SailGP Team today achieved what no other sail racing team in the world has done, breaking the sport’s elusive 50-knot speed barrier during training ahead of Cowes SailGP. The historic moment – a first aboard the supercharged F50 catamaran – occurred during the… Read more
SailGP is coming to the Solent in August and it looks like we’ll be seeing some epic racing on the south coast and maybe pass the 50-foot wingsailed catamarans in Southampton Water as they head to the technical area. It’s a new sport, established in 2018 and is an annual, global sports championship featuring… Read more
The Santosa Nordic sailing experience came into its own this week with the Guest Crew sighting a whale and reports of some excellent sailing against a beautiful backdrop with Mother Nature playing her part every minute of the day. Day 5 Andoya to Fiskevaeret Skipnes Had a cracking down wind sail today down the… Read more
L to R Charlie Tulloch (Principal First Class Sailing) Sally and Eric Whitelaw (Firstaway Yacht Charters) Southampton sailing school First Class Sailing has purchased the business of Firstaway Yacht Charters to expand its business and provide an additional service for its customers. This means that Firstaway owners, Sally and Eric Whitelaw, will be able to… Read more
Our big news is that in February 2019 we replaced our Jeanneau 379s Batida and Manhattan with two brand new Beneteau 381s. We have continued with the cocktail theme and named them Palomar and Sazerac. These new yachts are fractionally bigger in length than the Jeanneau 379’s. However they carry their chine almost all… Read more
A typical class on a school boat takes in a diverse range of ages, backgrounds and aspirations. First published in Sailing Today, Clive Loughlin looks at why RYA qualifications are worth more than the paper they are printed on. As published in Sailing Today – August 2018 (pdf version) 5 + 40 + 5 =… Read more